State Bank of India
A/c No: 0000123456789
IFSC Code: SB0001234
Joint action for checking women/ girl trafficking/ prostitution through entrepreneurship development
Gram Bharti was also a network partner of GNK in PACS-I, for the implementation of the project entitled “Joint action for checking women/ girl trafficking/ prostitution through entrepreneurship development”.
The major objectives of the project were:
- To change the mindset of the people, particularly the women, to dissuade the practice of prostitution/ trafficking through education and awareness.
- To promote an alternative livelihood for sexually exploited (prostitution/ trafficking) sections of the society.
- To organize the youth and women in self-help groups to manage and solve their own problems.
- To build the capacity of the service organizations and other workers associated with the programme, in order to provide a sustainable direction.
The project activities included;
- Empowerment of the poor, deprived, excluded communities engaged in prostitution/ trafficking in the project area.
- Promote SHGs and alternative income generation activities for this section of society engaged in prostitution/ trafficking in the project area.
- Stimulate self-confidence, self-help and mental strength of the women’s communities engaged in prostitution/ trafficking in the project area.
- Improve decision-making power and organizational strength of the women engaged in prostitution/ trafficking in the project area.
Villages covered by Gram Bharti: 10 Villages under the Guguli block of the Maharajgunj district were covered under this project. The villages included: Patalkunj, Narayanpur, Pirahiakarjha, Bharwalia, Ahirauli, Sirsia, Bairia, Bishunpur gabaraua, Belwatikar and Purainakhandichaura.
The communities covered: The prostitutes, sex workers and women traffickers belonging to the Dalit, SC and backward communities and migrant communities were covered under this project.
These communities were organized in 40 SHGs. These SHGs were provided with empowerment training and management training in several groups and about 130 women from all the groups were trained. 10 village level youth clubs were organized, one each in 10 villages covering 135 youth (both male and female). The members of the youth clubs were provided with the empowerment training through exposure and linking with the Nehru Yuva Kendra. Awareness campaigns were organized to check prostitution, trafficking, gender discrimination and sexual exploitation.
Adult education, agricultural training, hand pump repairing training, electrical and mechanical training, bee keeping and tailoring and dairy and animal husbandry training were provided to the communities. 50 treadle pumps were installed in 10 villages. All these were meant for providing alternative livelihood opportunities to the affected communities.